For the most vilified of crimes, you need the most experienced defense.
Child abuse and neglect crimes are punished extremely harshly in California. The charges are never taken lightly or looked upon charitably by prosecutors, judges or juries. Defendants should take these types of accusations extremely seriously because they can wreak havoc on your life and your future, not to mention lead to lengthy periods of incarceration if proper defenses are not offered.
Stephen R. Kahn has defended clients accused of child abuse or neglect for over 40 years. He understands that the stakes in these cases could not be higher and the deck is stacked against defendants. He knows how to tell their story in the right way, even if it contradicts the perceived innocence of a child’s view. He also knows, and has seen firsthand, that his territory is fraught with obstacles and pitfalls and a novice or general practitioner will often ruin any chances a defendant has of emerging unscathed. Through years of practice and many successful outcomes at trial, he has developed relationships with experts in the field who specialize in these highly technical and sensitive cases and they help him build solid defenses in even the most complex of cases.
In the course of his decades long practice, Stephen Kahn has handled cases that implicate all or some of the following:
- Corporal Injury to Spouse or Cohabitant (PC 273.5)
- Domestic Battery (PC 243 (e) (1))
- Child Neglect (PC 270)
- Child Endangerment (PC 273 (a))
- Child Abuse (PC 273 (d))
- Criminal Threats (PC 422)
When you stand accused of hurting a child, no one is rooting for you. No one wants to believe your side of the story. Your livelihood, your family, your relationships, your future and your freedom are up for grabs. Without an attorney who can capitalize on decades of experience defending individuals in similar or identical situations, this will not likely end well for you. Trust your life and your future to experience, and to someone who will represent you respectfully and discretely.
If you have been accused of child abuse and neglect, contact us for a consultation.